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“Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.” (Isaiah 3:10)
This is the promise of the Lord our God, the Triune Jehovah, to all who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. — “It shall be well with him.”
Perhaps you are thinking to yourself, “Pastor, I know that this promise is written in the Bible, but how can I be sure that it shall be well with me?” If you are righteous, if you are a believer, if you are washed in the blood, born of God, and robed in the righteousness of Christ, it shall be well with you.
Here are seven solid pillars to support this promise which ought to greatly encourage our faith. It shall be well with the righteous, because… ——
1. Your greatest trouble is past. — Your sin and guilt has been removed (Isaiah 44:22-23; Romans 8:1).
2. Your greatest enemy has been defeated. Satan, the fiend of hell, is a conquered foe. He is a roaring lion; but all he can do is roar. Our Lord Jesus has removed his teeth and his claws, and has bound him with a chain he can never break.
3. Your indwelling sin, that old man of the flesh, is doomed (Romans7:24-25).
4. Your God, who made this promise, rules all things.
5. You live upon a bank that will never be broken — The Bank of Grace (Hebrews 4:16).
6. You are not alone (Hebrews 13:5). — There is a Divine Comforter within you. There is an almighty omnipotent arm embracing you, upon which you may lean with confidence. There is a gracious God walking with you.
7. And the very justice of God demands that it shall be well with the righteous. — “For they shall eat of the fruit of their doings.”
That which you have done in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, your perfect, righteous obedience in him, demands that it shall be well with you. He merits all that is good; and by his merits you shall have all that is good.
The God-man our Mediator, the Lord Jesus Christ, lived the full age of manhood upon this earth. While here, he loved God perfectly, with all his heart. He loved his neighbor as himself. He was perfectly obedient to all the will of God. And he believed God perfectly. Thus, he brought in everlasting righteousness.
When he died, he made complete atonement for sin. When he was made sin, he put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
And all of this, my brother, my sister, we did in him, in union with him! Therefore, the Lord God declares that it shall be well with us forever, because justice demands that we eat the fruit of our doings!